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Crucial Ballistix 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:29 am

Crucial Ballistix 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review

It's been two months since Crucial launched launched their first Crucial Ballistix DDR3 memory modules and while they were months behind other DDR3 manufacturers their 1600MHz kit has been a success. Legit Reviews has their latest 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 memory kit on the test bench and compares it other 2GB 1600MHz kits from Corsair and OCZ. Read on to see how the kit does!

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The kit that Crucial sent out for review is the 2GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600MHz) Ballistix Series Kit. Since that is hard to remember, the part number is BL2KIT12864BA1608. This kit works on Intel P35 and X38 Express platforms and will also run just fine on upcoming months Intel X48 Express chipset. The Intel X48 Express chipset will be the first on the market to support 1600MHz Front Side Bus (FSB) processors and 1600MHz memory clock frequencies from the get go.


Article Title: Crucial Ballistix 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review
Article URL: http://legitreviews.com/article/600/1/
Pricint At Time of Print: $379.99 After Rebate at Newegg
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Re: Crucial Ballistix 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review

Postby martini161 » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:53 am

Nice job, but i'm still stumped, if i decide to get some ddr3 memory and motherboard, will i really see a noticable performance increase? or is it so minescule that my fairly untrained eye wont notice?
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Re: Crucial Ballistix 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:58 am

The difference between DDR2 and DDR3 is small...

I think it's fair to say 800MHz is the standard for DDR2 and 1333MHz is standard for DDR3... With the same processor and different boards and memory kits the differences are ever so small...

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I wouldn't upgrade just to get DDR3 unless you plan on running it at 1600MHz and higher... DDR3 looks great at 1800Mhz or higher with CL7 timings to be honest.
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Re: Crucial Ballistix 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review

Postby Methious » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:34 am

Nice review! BTW you get all the cool toys! 8)
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Re: Crucial Ballistix 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review

Postby ibleet » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:17 pm

Nice review indeed! You cleared up a lot of questions that I had. 8)

I have to admit that I am a bit shocked by the results!
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Re: Crucial Ballistix 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review

Postby FeRaL » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:02 pm

Gah, price alone makes it almost a pipe dream...

I think I will be sticking with DDR2 for a while. Maybe just upgrade the RAM in a year or so.
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